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Conducting Masterclass with Daniele Gatti

23 September 2016

Following successful Conducting Master Classes with Mariss Jansons and Valery Gergiev, the RCO is proud to present a Conducting Master Class from 28 through 30 June 2017 with its new chief conductor, Daniele Gatti.

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) is proud to invest in the development of talented young musicians. The RCO's flagship program for young talent is its Orchestra Academy, which has successfully helped dozens of young instrumentalists to make the difficult transition from advanced student to professional orchestral musician. The RCO also works with young musicians in the Sweelinck Academy of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with young conductors in the (Dutch) National Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, and with young musicians from South Africa. In the RCO meets Europe project, from August 2016 through November 2018, the RCO will perform in all 28 member states of the European Union. In each country, members of a youth orchestra will perform the opening work of one program Side by Side with members of the RCO.

Masterclass dirigeren met Valery Gergiev © Renske Vrolijk

Following successful Conducting Master Classes with Mariss Jansons and Valery Gergiev, the RCO is proud to present a Conducting Master Class with its new chief conductor, Daniele Gatti. Young conductors face special challenges. Beyond a certain point, orchestral conducting can be learned only by doing, that is, by working with an excellent professional orchestra. In addition, the guidance of an experienced master can be of great help. Maestro Gatti has conducted a wide range of repertoire with major orchestras and in major opera houses all over the world. This Master Class will be invaluable for participating young conductors, for young conductors who will be auditors, and for music lovers interested in learning more about the fascinating interaction between a conductor and an orchestra. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, universally recognized as one of the world's top symphony orchestras, is proud to provide this special opportunity for young talent of the highest calibre.

The Conducting Master Class will focus on three orchestral compositions: Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor, Mahler's Symphony No. 4, and Stravinsky's Petrushka. Four young, highly gifted conductors will study and rehearse these works with Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The goal will be to develop the participants’ ability to listen to the orchestra and to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with the musicians. The three sessions with orchestra, on 28, 29 and 30 June 2017, will be open to the public for an admission fee. The participating conductors, as well as other young conductors selected as auditors, will also attend classes with Daniele Gatti.

The Conducting Master Class is made possible by support from Ammodo and the Schweizer Mengelberg Stiftung.

Information for young conductors

Detailed information and an application form.

information and application form

Information for the audience

Tickets for the 2017 Conducting Master Class are available via this page.

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